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BASF gives up on GMO potatoes in Europe


January 30, 2013
By Fox Business

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January 30, 2013 – BASF has given up seeking approval for genetically modified potatoes in Europe, the German chemical company announced, after concerted opposition from consumers, farmers and lawmakers.

BASF said it will “discontinue the pursuit of regulatory approvals for the Fortuna, Amadea, and Modena potato projects in Europe because continued investment cannot be justified due to uncertainty in the regulatory environment and threats [over the destruction of crops].” READ MORE

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